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Units included with this Open Author resource:

Unit 1: Activate prior knowledge
Learning goals:
Write a cohesive thesis statement that meets CCSS standards, Identify a thesis statement
Thesis, Argumentative Writing
Unit 2: Introduction
Unit 3: Presentation
Unit 4: Learner Practice
Unit 5: Evaluation
Unit 6: Application


The learner-audience for this lesson are adults preparing for the GED, specifically the English/Language Arts assessment. The lesson demonstrates how the successful writing of the “thesis-statement” is essential for writing an effective persuasive essay. The lesson will help prepare learners to write an effective thesis statement which their essay responds to. The lesson shows how a successful thesis statement guides the direction of the rest of the essay and that without an effective thesis statement most essays are difficult to write and to comprehend for the reader. The lesson encourages learners to practice writing thesis statements and to write thesis statements that draw from their own experiences.